Accession Number : ADP005617

Title :   X-29 Integrating Advanced Technologies for Tomorrow's Air Combat,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Weeks,Thomas M. ; Pruner,James R.

Report Date : DEC 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The X-29 Advanced Technology Demonstrator Program is underway and in flight status at NASA Dryden Flight Research Facility. The joint US Air Force, NASA, DARPA, Grumman Aerospace Corporation program is demonstrating a set of advanced airframe technologies for consideration by designers of tomorrows combat aircraft. These technologies are described and preliminary quantitative results are discussed. These technologies are, furthermore, integrated within the X-29 airframe. Tomorrows combat aircraft will require new, integrated technologies and will benefit from the X-29 Integration experience base. The X-29 aircraft is being considered for several potential test bed demonstrations of new equipment and airframe concepts and will serve well in this role to satisfy near term requirements.

Descriptors :   *RESEARCH AIRCRAFT, *FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, *AIRFRAMES, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Subject Categories : Research and Experimental Aircraft
      Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE